Carriage Trade

  • Bill Owens / American Icons

    Opens Thursday, July 27, 6-9pm / July 27 - September 17, 2017
    Bill Owens is perhaps most well known for his iconic Suburbia project documenting the daily life of his friends and neighbors in a northern California suburb in 1972. Treating middle class experience as an anthropological phenomenon, Owens poignant and often funny images described the American suburb at a kind of midpoint between the wholesome optimism of Levittown and the ancillary effects of Vietnam and the looming recession. Switching to color and going "out on the road," Owens’ (...)

  • Social Photography V

    July 11 - September 17, 2017
    First presented in 2011 and now in its fifth iteration, carriage trade’s Social Photography exhibitions have catalogued the rapid transformation of cell phone photography over the last several years. From a novelty medium existing between the (then) more important voice and text functions of mobile phones, to the engine behind the gargantuan image processing mills of Instagram and Facebook, cell phone camera images have become a ubiquitous presence in our lives. Functioning as a benefit (...)